Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2008
Bottle shared with Blankboy after the tasting - the notes are starting to get fuzzy. Strong aroma - lots of roast. Pitch black, small tan head. Solid strong porter taste - lots of roast and lots of alcohol. Not sure if it is a baltic porter, but it is nicely ramped up Porter and very warming. Another great beer from Half Pints! oakbluff (454) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 18, 2008
12 ounce bottle- pours dark brown cola colour with minimal light brown head. Nose- dark fruits and some roast. Robust carbonation, cola like consistency, chocolate, finish is dry, slightly woody. Body is initially rich then thins out. Solid porter bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2008
(12oz. bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. Flavor of toasted malt, coffee, and some dark fruit with a dry finish. SphinxTX (2878) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye.
Pours a nice dark brown almost black.
Has a nice chocolate roast aroma. Flavor of chocolat dark roast and some dark fruit with faint hints of wood. Mouthfeel is low-med carbonation with a med.-full body. Pretty good porter. dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Tasting 06/15/08 Thanks again Bu11zeye. This beer pours a dark brown/black. The aroma is coffee and chocolate as is the flavor. I actually really liked this one. Cheers!
Boutip (6533) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Oakbluff: Poured a pitch-black color porter with a big foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry and roasted malt notes with some distinct notes of black chocolate. Taste is a mix between some quality black chocolate and some dry roasted and somewhat bitter malt notes. Full body with some good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well done for the style and not too extreme – I could drink more then one in a session. Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - JUN 1, 2008
341ml bottle courtesy of Tommy84. Pours amost black and nearly opaque with a 3/8-inch head. Aroma is subtle but good, alluding to malt and a little brown sugar. Flavor is malty, with a good espresso backdrop. Slightly sweet. Not outstanding, but there’s nothing to be found wrong with this porter. Satisfying, recommended. Would try again if I had the chance. Thanks Half Pints. HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - MAY 5, 2008
Bottle (341ml). Courtesy of Oakbluff - of course!. Very deep (but not hazy) ruby pour, average-to-small light brown fizzy head. Roast sweet coffee malt, alcohol and leafy herbal hops are my aroma impression - no a grabber, but pleasant (7-). The taste has that alcohol/sweet roast coffee/syrup thing you expect, but it’s a bit light - the alcohol really comes to the fore quickly - decent grassy/herbal bittering keeps it from being too sweet, but I’d prefer more malt body to keep the hotness in check. So light and alcoholic are palate primaries, but also some light squeakiness - as it warms I get a surprising amount of lightly funky herbal hops. Tone the ABV down and it’s a solid slightly dry porter; boost the malt and body and then you’ve got a solid baltic. Not bad though ... bweezy (53) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 20, 2008
Pours a dark chocolate colour. Thick Creamy Head. Smells of coffee and malt, with a hint of vanilla. Tastes similar - a little too harsh for my liking. tyler_mn (2464) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2008
341ml bottle. Very roasty aroma. Bitter chocolate, charred wood, bitter coffee grounds and some toasted vanilla bean. Pours as a porter should. Nearly opaque brown with a dense light brown head. Creamy texture. Not nearly as astringent on the tongue as the nose would lead me to believe. Still fairly heavy on the bitter and tarry malt, though. Some vanilla and molasses pokes through. Almost meaty... venison, perhaps? Leaning toward full bodied with a lasting, tarry finish. Thanks Scott!